The ocean waves softly splashed against the shore and the pillars supporting the hotel room we were staying. Our family was vacationing on the tropical island of Minaloc, one of the more than 7000 islands in the Philippines. It was an idyllic setting with modern air-conditioned hotel rooms perched over the shallow ocean water designed to resemble ancient grass huts. The soothing sounds quickly lulled me to sleep as it blocked out all other sounds.
Scientists call it white noise. Just as the color white is the summation of all color frequencies, white noise is the summation of all sound frequencies. It is often used to mask other sounds. Common examples including a blowing fan or the sound of gentle rain. The waves were accomplishing the same task for me, masking the sounds of conversations and televisions of the adjacent hotel rooms. It was very peaceful and welcome.
What if there was a spiritual white noise that could mask random and sinful thoughts and prevent them from infiltrating my mind and enticing me to sinful behaviors. Spiritual white thoughts! Wouldn’t that be desirable?
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
I desire this because God has already provided it to me, all I need to do is ask Him to focus my random thoughts upon His goodness and blessings. It sounds simple but instead of always doing this, my mind focuses on the worries and cares of life. I concern myself with falsehoods, dishonorable relationships and bemoan situations that I cannot fix. Is it any wonder that I continue to yield to the temptations of sin?
Spiritual white noise for my soul. Praise God that He has already provided it through faith and belief in Jesus Christ!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.